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    Hi Alice

    Soooo nice to read your post! Have you been hibernating through the Winter? :-)

    You are so thoughtful and caring in your posts. They were of great help to me and I'm sure are very helpful to others.

    Cheers!
    John

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    Hey John!

    Thanks for your kind words. It would be great if my thoughts / experience could help others to quit, or even to just get one step closer!

    Hibernating through the winter? That is one way of putting it! I initially left CRA because of the 'perceived' attention from my fantasy relationship. This was not the only website that I abandoned! Then I got struck down later in August with an episode of my mental illness and it took me a couple of months to recover. It was a pretty colourful period of my life, but yes, very difficult. It has been a bit of a blessing though, because it helped me to see my life with a new perspective. I am actually in a better position psychologically than before I got ill, so that is pretty good!

    What has been happening in your world? Have you had a nice summer? What kinds of breakthroughs have you been making psychologically lately?

    Hope you are doing well!

    :-) Alice

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    Great to hear you are doing well Alice, even if you have had to suffer a setback to get there, sometimes it really can make you stronger, I hope you continue to stay strong and well!

    All the best,
    Cannabis Rehab Admin

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    Thanks so much Admin!
    I have found a whole stack of new hobbies in the process. And I am learning new stuff about my psychology each day.
    I think it was the first time that I have suffered an episode of my mental illness without any influence from cannabis. Maybe that is why I have learnt so much!
    Thanks again for your kind words. I hope you are also doing well?!
    Cheers,
    Alice

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    Thumbs up

    Yes I am not too bad, still biting off more than I can chew but hey that's life, I guess for some it can be all part and parcel of recovery, after all I spent enough years just smoking and watching TV!

    I hope you keep us posted, it's great to hear you are doing well as you truly deserve your progress!
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    Default So good to hear you are doing well!

    Hey Admin!
    It is great to hear that life continues to be interesting! I don't envy you for biting off more than you can chew, but I hope that it means that your life is full, and dare I say rich.
    Yes! We definitely have some time to make up for! Feeling happy with life certainly feels all the more sweeter for having wasted a chunk of it. It was all a learning experience, I guess! I hope you are happy.

    It was such a nice thing that you said about me deserving my progress. Thanks so much! I will definitely try to stick around on the board to give some support and keep you posted. One of my favourite hobbies these days is reading books about psychological science. It is always nice to share what I learn if it is applicable!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your week and chat to you soon!
    Alice :-)

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    Hi Alice,

    Sorry it took me so long to reply to this. Scary question you ask! lol

    My Summer was decent, thanks. Can't complain. Still dealing with sleep issues and a bit of depression, but overall, doing much better. I am trying to gain more insight into what might be the root cause of these issues, if not just the withdrawal. Although I have read that insomnia is one of the lingering symptoms and can last up to a year and a half. So who knows, maybe 6 months from now it will disappear entirely.

    I guess lately I am just dealing with my incredibly "boring" life. Being high all the time really enhanced the everyday, sort of mundane stuff and made it easy to ignore anything unpleasant or that I didn't want to deal with. I don't feel like this all the time but I definitely get into ruts of feeling like this.

    I suspect, as I approach the age of 53, that there might be typical "mid life stuff" going on as well. I look in the mirror and don't recognize myself. Shouldn't I look like I did 20 years ago? How is it that I will be 60 in just 7 short years? What do I want my 50's to look like? Who is the authentic me? What am I going to do with the rest of my life? Why does it hurt everytime I get up from the chair? You know, usual mid life crap.

    So your fantasy relationship was getting jealous of your time on here?

    I am happy to hear you pulled through your tough time and are doing better than ever. And that you are back here. :-)
    John

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    Default Greetings John! Great to hear from you :-)

    hey John!
    Apologies if my scary question scared you off. I prefer to believe that you have just been busy!
    It sounds like you are really delving deep into working out the person you want to be. In my opinion this kind of work is never wasted, because although it can be a bit tricky to work it out, once you know the person you want to be, then every step can bring you closer to being that person. It is easier to make decisions when you know where you are headed.

    You might be interested in doing some work on values at this soul searching stage! https://www.startofhappiness.com/und...values-part-2/
    I found this so incredibly helpful. It really opened my eyes about why I do the things I do. Let me know how you go!

    I know exactly what you mean about finding life a bit 'boring' after giving up the crap stuff. You are right of course. Weed does make the everyday, mundane, unpleasant aspects 'easy to ignore'. While that is true, I do believe that we can rise to the challenge of making our lives 'un-boring'. I personally love the newfound capacity to be 'aware' and notice the boredom.
    Unlike many, I don't own a television, so sometimes I struggle sometimes finding pleasurable and fun things to do in my leisure time. It is always so great when I do happen across another activity that I enjoy though. Recently I found art therapy, so I have been drawing again, and this is so intensely rewarding. I hope you will find some new things to add to your life too.

    By the way, if it hurts when you get up from the chair, maybe you could consider some more exercise? Do you do any at the moment? It can really help with aches and pains and joint strength. Just an idea!

    Lol, regarding the jealous fantasy relationship. Haha. My fantasy relationship is so distressed by my absence that I hear precisely diddly squat, haha.

    Hope you have a good day and talk to you soon :-) It is good to see you back in this neck of the woods too!
    Alice

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    Default Why is this so hard?

    Hey Everyone,

    I have been away for a while but was on the right track for a bit. Sadly I relapsed but was strong enough to not make it last and I am again weed free (only for a few days). Im not sure why this is so hard or why weed has such a strong hold on me. I don't even have anyone to smoke with anymore, its just me. I remember when smoking weed brought my friends and I together and we hung out and just had a good time. Weed was fun, weed was a common enjoyment that allowed us to spend time together. Somehow weed became an addiction, a roadblock to friendship and slowly started to destroy my life. How can something go from great to life destroying without even realizing it? I want total my life back and I don't even want to think about this garbage anymore. It should be an easy decision....sit in my basement and be stoned, or be successful and make money and create a happy family and basically be happy with myself. The decision should be a no brainer but it isn't. What is wrong with me?

    Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone since its been a while. I know I will be okay but I just can't grasp why its so hard and why I can't let go.

    Happy New Years everyone and lets make 2019 the year we all become the people we know we can and want to be. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny D View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    I have been away for a while but was on the right track for a bit. Sadly I relapsed but was strong enough to not make it last and I am again weed free (only for a few days). Im not sure why this is so hard or why weed has such a strong hold on me. I don't even have anyone to smoke with anymore, its just me. I remember when smoking weed brought my friends and I together and we hung out and just had a good time. Weed was fun, weed was a common enjoyment that allowed us to spend time together. Somehow weed became an addiction, a roadblock to friendship and slowly started to destroy my life. How can something go from great to life destroying without even realizing it? I want total my life back and I don't even want to think about this garbage anymore. It should be an easy decision....sit in my basement and be stoned, or be successful and make money and create a happy family and basically be happy with myself. The decision should be a no brainer but it isn't. What is wrong with me?

    Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone since its been a while. I know I will be okay but I just can't grasp why its so hard and why I can't let go.

    Happy New Years everyone and lets make 2019 the year we all become the people we know we can and want to be. Cheers!
    Danny D, you asked "What is wrong with me?" but your post has several statements that show what is right about you: 1) You relapsed but are back to not smoking. 2) You said, "I know I will be okay". 3) Your last sentence with a New Years wish for all ending with "Cheers!".

    Actually, the same question you asked, I asked myself day after day for months, "What is wrong with me?" Even when I asked that question, though, I knew there really was nothing "wrong" with me. I understood this was my individual response to having changed my brain chemistry with pot and I had to suffer the results of my brain readjusting. It was NOT pleasant by any means but readjustment does occur. Give it a chance. Remember, you did say, "I know I will be okay".

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